Women’s Circle Groups

Women of the ELCA.

Grace offers six women’s circle groups. Descriptions, meeting times and contact persons are listed below.

Dorcas

Meets the third Thursday of the month in an assisted living facility to fellowship, sing hymns and treat residents to sugar free cookies and sugar free punch. Every third month group meets at a member’s home.  We welcome new members.

Chair, Gerri Schroer, 828-890-4484

Leah

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. in the Luther Lounge at Grace Lutheran Church. After a brief business meeting and refreshments, the circle has Bible study, using the material in “Gather” magazine (formerly Lutheran Women Today). The circle also discusses advocacy issues and focuses on one issue to bring to the attention of the congregation occasionally through the Gracevine newsletter publication. Offerings are received for the Women of the ELCA – Grace Unit general fund.

Chair, Sandy Jardot, 828-890-2613

Maria

Meets weekly Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the Luther Lounge at Grace Lutheran Church following Oasis during the school year and at other times off campus. An offering is received for the Women of the ELCA – Grace Unit general fund.

Chair, Alejandrina Oviedo, 828-685-0939

Naomi

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. After refreshments and fellowship, the circle has a brief business meeting and Bible study using the material in “Gather” magazine (formerly Lutheran Woman Today). A love offering is collected in addition to the offering for Women of the ELCA – Grace Unit general fund. From the love offering, the circle donates funds for various charitable purposes.

Chair, Bonnie Pierce, 315-657-6099

Rachel

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Library at Grace Lutheran Church. After refreshments and a brief business meeting, the circle has a Bible study. An offering is received for the Women of the ELCA – Grace Unit general fund and the Christmas Family Coat Fund.

Chair, Rhoda Hargrave, 828-890-4380

Sarah

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. After refreshments and fellowship, the members meet for a brief business meeting followed by a Bible-related study. An offering is received for the Women of the ELCA –Grace Unit general fund and the Christmas Family Coat fund.

Co-Chairs, Joy Kiefer, 828-692-3840 and Barbara Fountain, 828-891-1096